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The Resource My Sister's Bones

My Sister's Bones

Label
My Sister's Bones
Title
My Sister's Bones
Statement of responsibility
Cathi Hanauer
Title variation
My sisters bones
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Language
eng
Summary
A touching coming-of-age novel featuring a protagonist who's the kind of girl every woman wishes she'd had as a best friend growing up Billie Weinstein sees things most people don't see. Her sister, Cassie, has always been her touchstone, the person she turns to for advice and guidance, the person whose opinion means the most to her. But ever since Cassie left for college, she's seemed different—withdrawn, obsessed with studying, and she barely eats. Billie can't talk to her parents about it; they act as if nothing is wrong, refusing to see the changes in their older daughter. Now Billie has become Cassie's confidante, the only one Cassie trusts enough to tell the truth to, and Billie is suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar—and disturbing—role; one that drives her to make choices that will forever change the way she looks at the world. A poignant story of self-discovery, My Sister's Bones explores the shifting landscape of family, friendship, and love through the eyes of a young girl possessed of a wisdom far beyond her years. In Billie Weinstein we meet a character as funny, vivid, and endearing as any in recent memory, and watch her transformation as she achieves freedom from the seemingly unbreakable web of family ties. Praise for My Sister's Bones "A poignant but also lively and humorous novel, with characters so believable you expect them to rise up off the page."—New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg "My Sister's Bones works a miracle. . . . Funny and idiosyncratic, elegant and simple . . . [Cathi] Hanauer gives power and dignity to the subject of anorexia."—The Village Voice "A persuasive, well-rendered, and rich first novel about family."—Kirkus Reviews "Beautifully written . . . Hanauer paints a disturbing picture of the horrific effects of anorexia on patient and family."—Library Journal
Summary
Fifteen year old Billie Weinstein has just started her sophomore year in high school, found a boyfriend, and is best friends with Tiffany, the sleazy new girl in school. Billie is the younger daughter of a surgeon father and teacher mother. Her older sister Cassie is a freshman at Cornell and has begun to exhibit disturbing self-destructive behavior. Right before Christmas and finals week, Billie and her father are called to Cornell to take Cassie home. She is a shocking sight at 95 pounds. Once home the situation only worsens and Cassie is put in a clinic. It is now that Billie finally sees the pattern of her family's life; her loving but controlling father and kind but too passive mother. And as Billie's father starts working on her and her grades and college tests, she begins to build her own character and strength, hopefully to cope better than her sister. Readers may also want to try the novels of Chris Crutcher and Susan Sullivan's Cheerleaders Can't Afford to be Nice. (Description by: Lynn McCullagh) --
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YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
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Hanauer, Cathi
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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My Sister's Bones
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780307569851
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optical disk
Label
My Sister's Bones
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OVERDRIVE:a8aca9f6-6877-4a4d-9f47-16869c7e5ece
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780307569851
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optical disk

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